Source of movie stills?

Source of movie stills?

Post by Jim Coo » Thu, 07 May 1992 02:41:22



Does anyone know where one can buy high quality 8 x 10 inch glossy prints
(stills) from movies?

I would like to build models from various science fiction movies, particularly
the space shuttle in the movie "2001 - A Space Odyssey" that docks with the
space wheel space station.

I could also get a video tape of the movie and study that myself, but that
isn't as sharp or as easy to read.  The alternative is to try to contact the
special effects folks for that movie, but that's a last resort...

Thanks in advance for any help,
Jim

 
 
 

Source of movie stills?

Post by Lewis Kir » Thu, 07 May 1992 17:43:41


|> Does anyone know where one can buy high quality 8 x 10 inch glossy prints
|> (stills) from movies?
|>
|> I would like to build models from various science fiction movies, particularly
|> the space shuttle in the movie "2001 - A Space Odyssey" that docks with the
|> space wheel space station.
|>
|> I could also get a video tape of the movie and study that myself, but that
|> isn't as sharp or as easy to read.  The alternative is to try to contact the
|> special effects folks for that movie, but that's a last resort...
|>

The space shuttle was available as a plastic assembly kit from Aurora in the early seventies, so there may be some luck there.

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Source of movie stills?

Post by William R. Cru » Thu, 07 May 1992 23:22:05


Quote:

>Does anyone know where one can buy high quality 8 x 10 inch glossy prints
>(stills) from movies?

The following store has a wide ranging assortment of books, posters,
photos, press release kits, models, etc. on science fiction and fantasy.
They do mail order, though I don't think they have a catalog.  For a
sci-fi nut to visit there is to think you have died and gone to the
future.

Future Visions Books           713-682-4212
10570 NW Freeway
Houston, TX 77092

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Source of movie stills?

Post by Jim Coo » Thu, 07 May 1992 23:31:52


Quote:

>Does anyone know where one can buy high quality 8 x 10 inch glossy prints
>(stills) from movies?

>I would like to build models from various science fiction movies, particularly
>the space shuttle in the movie "2001 - A Space Odyssey" that docks with the
>space wheel space station.

>I could also get a video tape of the movie and study that myself, but that
>isn't as sharp or as easy to read.  The alternative is to try to contact the
>special effects folks for that movie, but that's a last resort...

I guess I should have added a couple other avenues already explored:

1. There is a book, "The Making of 2001".  Unfortunately, the pictures in it
   are inadequate as they do not cover enough of the shuttle (the Orion) and
   tend to be "burned in" - too much black or too much white - thereby
   obscuring details.

2. I am aware of previous kits.  The original kit was by Revell or Aurora.
   Airfix later did a re-release or two.  More recently, Lunar Models has
   offered a kit as well as a local outfit - Collect-Aire in Massachusetts.
   I actually have one of the kits by Collect-Aire.  Assembling it (its a
   resin kit) is one of the reasons I seek this information.  The details
   are either not complete or need to be cleaned up, hence why I am looking
   for the original movie stills.

Thanks to all who have replied,
Jim

 
 
 

Source of movie stills?

Post by Antonio Tel » Fri, 08 May 1992 00:23:25




|>>Does anyone know where one can buy high quality 8 x 10 inch glossy prints
|>>(stills) from movies?
|>>
|>>I would like to build models from various science fiction movies,
particularly
|>>the space shuttle in the movie "2001 - A Space Odyssey" that docks with the
|>>space wheel space station.
|>>
|>>I could also get a video tape of the movie and study that myself, but that
|>>isn't as sharp or as easy to read.  The alternative is to try to contact the
|>>special effects folks for that movie, but that's a last resort...
|>
|>I guess I should have added a couple other avenues already explored:
|>
|>1. There is a book, "The Making of 2001".  Unfortunately, the pictures in it
|>   are inadequate as they do not cover enough of the shuttle (the Orion) and
|>   tend to be "burned in" - too much black or too much white - thereby
|>   obscuring details.
|>
|>2. I am aware of previous kits.  The original kit was by Revell or Aurora.
|>   Airfix later did a re-release or two.  More recently, Lunar Models has
|>   offered a kit as well as a local outfit - Collect-Aire in Massachusetts.
|>   I actually have one of the kits by Collect-Aire.  Assembling it (its a
|>   resin kit) is one of the reasons I seek this information.  The details
|>   are either not complete or need to be cleaned up, hence why I am looking
|>   for the original movie stills.
|>

Please POST how I can get one of these !

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Source of movie stills?

Post by Sid Maxwe » Fri, 08 May 1992 10:10:56


Quote:

>Does anyone know where one can buy high quality 8 x 10 inch glossy prints
>(stills) from movies?

>I would like to build models from various science fiction movies, particularly
>the space shuttle in the movie "2001 - A Space Odyssey" that docks with the
>space wheel space station.

>I could also get a video tape of the movie and study that myself, but that
>isn't as sharp or as easy to read.  The alternative is to try to contact the
>special effects folks for that movie, but that's a last resort...

>Thanks in advance for any help,
>Jim


Jim,

Many years ago I tried contacting the producer of "2001: A Space
Odyssey" for *any* info they could supply.

The letter that came back was a shock, for two reasons.

(1) They actually replied (;-).

(2) They informed me that *all* the archived sets, equipment, and
materials from that film were lost when the warehouse containing them
burned down.  This was confirmed many years later, when I read that
the crew working on "2010:..." had to rebuild the "Discovery" from
frames from the original film.

-+- Sid

 
 
 

Source of movie stills?

Post by Jim Coo » Sun, 10 May 1992 01:42:00



Quote:
Tello) writes:
>...
>(my posting on various space models)
>...
>Please POST how I can get one of these !

Collect-Aire Models
166 Granvill Lane
No. Andover, MA  01845
(508) 683-9941

Collect-Aie specializes in unbuilt plastic models.  They are a mail order
service and also publish an "Advisor" newsletter for $9 per year, listing
all their kits, stock, etc.  Collect-Aire also makes limited private runs
of some modules such as the 2001: Shuttle Orion, 2001 Lunar Lander, and
the NASA Mercury space capsule.  Call for info on a sample issue of their
price list.

The New Frontier
P.O. Box 26076
62 Robertson Road
Nepean, Ontario, CANADA K2H 9R0

These folks specialize in space & SF kits.  Send $1 for a catalogue.

There may be one other place to write, but I can't find it at the moment.

You may also be interested in the magazine: Fine Scale Modeler
Subscription inquiries/Customer Service: (800) 446-5489.

Good luck,
Jim

 
 
 

Source of movie stills?

Post by Paul Cantre » Sun, 10 May 1992 04:25:56


Quote:

> Jim,

> Many years ago I tried contacting the producer of "2001: A Space
> Odyssey" for *any* info they could supply.

> (2) They informed me that *all* the archived sets, equipment, and
> materials from that film were lost when the warehouse containing them
> burned down.  This was confirmed many years later, when I read that
> the crew working on "2010:..." had to rebuild the "Discovery" from
> frames from the original film.

Interesting. I read somewhere (Clarke's "lost worlds of 2001" perhaps)
that Kubrick was afraid that after the release of the film somebody would
get posession of the Discovery model, and it would start appearing in
commercials or such. It claims that he had the model destroyed on purpose
to prevent this.

This makes me not believe the confirmation you have. I have no idea
whether the story about the warehouse burning is true or not, but I
would not believe that the lack of the Discovery model proves it for
sure.

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